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Brutality leads to murder on the border of San Diego

Brutality leads to murder on the border of San Diego

Published: April 18, 2012
Justicia para Anastasio Hernandez Rojas

Friends and family of Anastasio Hernandex Rojas march in San Diego.  The sign reads Justice for Anastasio Hernandez Rojas.

AFSC’s San Diego office and Southern Border Communities Coalition (SBCC) have been working together to hold the U.S. Border Patrol accountable in cases where their violent actions have resulted in the loss of life.  Over the last two years, SBCC has documented eight cases of U.S. Border Patrol brutality, including the beating and tasering of 42 year old Anastasio Hernandez Rojas – father of five children and 26 year resident of San Diego, CA – in May 2010. Anastasio would go on to die from his injuries after the assault near the San Ysidro Port-of-Entry in San Diego.

New evidence emerges

A new video has surfaced documenting the beating and tasering of Anastasio. Furthermore, a new eyewitness has come forward stating that the Border Patrol agents brutally killed Anastasio.

PBS reports on the tragedy and efforts to expose the truth

On Friday, April 20 Need to Know, a PBS program, will air the video that captured the brutal beating as well as testimony that Anastasio offered little or no resistance. One eyewitness said it was like watching someone being “murdered”. Watch the preview.

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